The Society for Science is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Formed in 1921 as Science Service by journalist Edward W. Scripps and zoologist William Emerson Ritter, its focus is to keep the public informed of scientific achievements and to inspire the next generation of scientists.
The society produces three award-winning publications and three annual global science education competitions. More than 100,000 subscribing members and 11 million online viewers receive Science News, the society’s flagship magazine. A free companion publication, Science News for Students, reaches nearly four million students, parents and teachers with science-based news stories, features, hands-on activities and book and web resources. Educational competitions include the Intel Science Talent Search for promising high school senior scientists interested in research careers, the International Science and Engineering Fair for high school students from across the world, and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) for middle schoolers. More than 50,000 have received awards from these global competitions, and eight Science Talent Search alumni have become Nobel Laureates.